The prevailing rumor du jour is that James will team with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.
But there are some optimists still holding out hope that King James will hold court near Lake Michigan.
The reported signing of free-agent power forward Carlos Boozer to a less-than-max contract spurred much of the renewed hope.
Boozer reportedly will play for the Bulls for between $15 and $16 million a season for five years.
Boozer has played with LeBron before – on the Cavs and the USA Olympic team – and said he’d personally try to recruit James to Chicago to play with him, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.
Besides the Boozer connection, another LeBron rumor is gaining steam on the web.
Cleveland news anchor Eric Mansfield (who works for a NBC affiliate WKYC-TV) tweeted that LeBron changed the address on his tax bill for his home from an LLC in Cleveland to an address in Chicago.
What that means isn't exactly clear. But its something.
Also, President Obama reiterated Wednesday his desire to see LeBron play for Chicago. Then again the President advocated for Chicago to win the 2016 Olympic Games, and everyone knows how that turned out.
Overall it’s pretty slim pickin’s on the hope side, but until LeBron makes his announcement Chicago can dream.